Birmingham Alabama Regional Workshop

Next Meeting: Dec 5, 2005 - 6pm
Moonlight Music Cafe

The first meeting for our newly reorganized workshop was September 26, 2005 and we had a great turnout. We had approximately 25 people attend, and all were armed with lots of enthusiasm and excitement. We had a wide range of experience in our group from beginners who have been writing less than a year, to seasoned veterans with published songs

On November 7, 2005, we reviewed the first five points of "Ten Things Every Lyricist Should Know" and discussed basic songcraft issues, such as the component parts of a song. Then we had a 45-minute song evaluation session. We had about 20 writers present, and there was active participation in the meeting and in the critiques. Great songs! MARK YOUR CALENDARS: After the first of the year, we will be moving to the second Monday of the month. The 2006 meetings will be on: 1/16/06, 2/13/06, 3/13/06, 4/10/06, 5/8/06.

We will review the second five points of "Ten Things Every Lyricist Should Know" at our next meeting on December 5, 2005 at 6pm at the Moonlight Music Cafe, Birmingham's premier venue for songwriters. If you hope to have a song critiqued at the meeting, please bring approximately 20 lyric sheets. You may perform your song live, bring a cd, or just have lyrics critiqued. The Moonlight hosts an open mic at 8pm so any and all are encouraged to stay and take advantage of this wonderful opportunity and support our local musicians.

Stay tuned as we hope to update this page with our progress as a new and expanding group, and as we highlight our members and their accomplishments along the way.

Please, come and bring all your songwriting friends.

Songwriter Spotlight

Photo by: Kay Williams

Jeffrey Steele

NSAI's Songwriter of the Year

For More info:

News from NSAI.com
(includes article and photos)
Studio330 Sessions at CMT.com
(audio and video)
#1 Parties at BMI & ASCAP
for the Steele/Wallin co-write
"Something To Be Proud Of"

(Coming in December: ASCAP Songwriter of the Year, Craig Wiseman)

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